Presentation – Writing in the Disciplines

Monday 22nd March 2010
12.30-4.00pm
CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

Presented by Dr Alex Baratta, School of Education

This presentation focuses on academic writing from a threefold perspective: the implications for students’ writing development in the US Freshman Composition class, which arguably approaches academic writing from a generic perspective, thus not accommodating a variety of academic ‘majors’; second, the implications for how the essay’s argument (or ‘thesis’) might be taught within the UK context; finally, how students, in the absence of a nationally-prescribed writing class, might come to better understand what is meant by ‘good’ writing within their own discipline, especially given a somewhat generic approach to the subject on Study Skills websites.

Alex Baratta is the director for the Language, Literacy and Communication (LLC) programme in the School of Education.  He has created a new academic writing course unit, Introduction to Academic Writing, as well as running the LLC Writing Centre.

There is no fee for this event, however places are limited.  Please register online at the following:

www.manchester.ac.uk/ceebl/events

We very much look forward to welcoming you to CEEBL.

The CEEBL Team

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